Many people believe that the US president is just a figurehead, with actual foreign policy firmly in the hands of the deep state. Trump’s latest dramatic U-turn on pulling troops from Syria certainly feeds such theories.
The 116th Congress was just sworn in, and much is made of how it’s the “most diverse in U.S. history.” But is diversity really a strength? Or is it a weakness to be overcome?
As I write, the mass media is full of condemnations about the government shutdown. President Trump blames the Democrats, and the Democrats blame President Trump. The issue, of course, is the prospect of a wall at the Mexican border. But there are aspects of this very real problem that aren’t being discussed.
The primary job of Congress is to pass a budget. Yet year after year, its members fail to do their job. This year is no different.
Much is made about observed differences between sexes and among races. The nation's academic and legal elite try to sell us on the notion that men and women and people of all races should be proportionally represented in socio-economic characteristics.